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438 Days: An Incredible True Story of Survival at Sea

438 Days: An Incredible True Story of Survival at Sea (Hardback, Main Market Ed.)

By Franklin, Jonathan S.

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On 17th November, 2012, Salvador Alvarenga left the coast of Mexico for a two-day fishing trip. A vicious storm killed his engine and the current dragged his boat out to sea. The storm picked up and carried him West, deeper into the heart of the Pacific Ocean. Alvarenga would not ...

ISBN 9781509800179
Published 1 December 2015 by Pan Macmillan
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81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska's Frozen Wilderness
 

81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska's Frozen Wilderness (Trade Paperback/Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition)

By Murphy, Brian

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The untold story of Leon Crane, the only surviving crew member of a World War II B-24 crash on a remote mountain near the Arctic Circle

ISBN 9780306824524
Release Date 1 March 2016 by The Perseus Books Group
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Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet: An Extraordinary True Story
 

Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet: An Extraordinary True Story (Paperback, Main)

By DePrince, Michaela; DePrince, Elaine

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Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, the author witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, she is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. This book tells her story ...

ISBN 9780571314478
Published 29 July 2015 by Faber and Faber
Interest Age 12-19 years
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Certain Admissions: A Beach, a Body and a Lifetime of Secrets

Certain Admissions: A Beach, a Body and a Lifetime of Secrets (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Haigh, Gideon

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Who killed Beth Williams? On a warm evening in December 1949, two young people met by chance under the clocks at Melbourne's Flinders Street railway station and decided upon a spontaneous night on the town. The next morning, one of them, twenty-year-old typist Beth Williams, was ...

ISBN 9780670078318
Published 24 June 2015 by Penguin
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Heist: The Oddball Crew Behind the $17 Million Loomis Fargo Theft

Heist: The Oddball Crew Behind the $17 Million Loomis Fargo Theft (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Diamant, Jeff

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One night, David Ghantt, a down-on-his-luck guard at Loomis Fargo, manages to steal $17 million and escape to Mexico before the FBI can blink. There's one hitch: he's entrusted the money to an oddball crew of accomplices who, he discovers, are trying to take him out.

ISBN 9781492625162
Published 2 November 2015 by Sourcebooks, Inc
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The Many Deaths of Mary Dobie: Murder, Politics and Revenge in Nineteenth-Century New Zealand
 

The Many Deaths of Mary Dobie: Murder, Politics and Revenge in Nineteenth-Century New Zealand (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Hastings, David

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This murder story, starts as a whodunit then becomes a whydunit. It takes the reader on a journey across the landscape of social and political tensions in the years leading up to the invasion of Parihaka in 1881. It is also, in a sense, a sequel to Over the Mountains of the Sea .

ISBN 9781869408374
Published 21 September 2015 by Auckland University Press
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438 Days: An Incredible True Story of Survival at Sea

438 Days: An Incredible True Story of Survival at Sea (Trade Paperback/Paperback, Air Iri OME)

By Franklin, Jonathan S.

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On 17th November, 2012, Salvador Alvarenga left the coast of Mexico for a two-day fishing trip. A vicious storm killed his engine and the current dragged his boat out to sea. The storm picked up and carried him West, deeper into the heart of the Pacific Ocean. Alvarenga would not ...

ISBN 9781509800186
Published 24 November 2015 by Pan Macmillan
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The Sting: The Undercover Operation That Caught Daniel Morcombe's Killer

The Sting: The Undercover Operation That Caught Daniel Morcombe's Killer (Paperback)

By Kyriacou, Kate

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The story of the police sting that resulted in the confession of Daniel Morcombe's killer reads like crime fiction. An elaborately staged face crime gang, run by a 'Mr Big', that lured Brett Cowan in with the promise of a hefty payout. It was the stuff of a TV crime series rather ...

ISBN 9781760067427
Published 1 August 2015 by The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd
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The Last Real Gangster: The Final Truth About the Krays and the Underworld We Lived in

The Last Real Gangster: The Final Truth About the Krays and the Underworld We Lived in (Hardback)

By Foreman, Freddie; Kurylo, Frank; Kurylo, Noelle

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For over fifty years, Freddie Foreman's name has commanded respect, and fear, from those who work to uphold the law - and those who operate outside of it. Including a detailed look at the life of the Kray twins, this book is the no-holds-barred story of Freddie Foreman's life and ...

ISBN 9781784184179
Published 1 December 2015 by John Blake Publishing Ltd
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Villa Air-Bel: The Second World War, Escape and a House in France

Villa Air-Bel: The Second World War, Escape and a House in France (Paperback)

By Sullivan, Rosemary

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The remarkable true story of some of Europe's greatest artists, the house that sheltered them during the Second World War, and the Emergency Rescue Committee who helped them escape from the Nazis

ISBN 9780719566943
Published 1 January 2008 by John Murray General Publishing
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